A reassessment of hazard classifications for tebuconazole and propiconazole
We are reassessing the classifications of two fungicides. This reassessment is open for public submission.
Hearing or consideration
Submissions close on Thursday, 16 December 2021 at 5.00 pm.
Tebuconazole and propiconazole are active ingredients used as fungicides. Both substances are used as timber treatments, and as pesticides across a range of cereals (barley, wheat, oat, rye, corn, triticale), pasture, ryegrass, pome and stone fruit, olives, kiwifruit, grapes, onions, avocado, peas, turf and ornamental plants.
Why are we reassessing these chemicals
We have identified significant new information for tebuconazole and propiconazole. It suggests their hazard classifications need updating.
We identified new information for tebuconazole in our 2019 assessment of Scorpio (APP203305), where the applicant provided studies on reproductive toxicity.
Separately, an EU non-renewal decision for propiconazole reported adverse health effects on the reproductive system. EPA scientists raised other classification changes, alongside further classification reviews by overseas regulators.
Make a submission
Anyone can make a submission. Before you begin, please read the application summary submission guide:
Carefully read the privacy information and notes on completing the form. You can answer some of or all the questions.
We encourage you to use the secure online submission form. When you submit the form you will be emailed a copy of your response and a reference number.
Alternatively, download the Word form, and email or post your response to us.
Or post: Reassessments
Environmental Protection Authority
Private Bag 63002
Background to the reassessment
We established grounds for reassessment in April 2021, based on new information about tebuconazole and propiconazole.